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EU Competition Newsletter - April 2018

by Bryan Cave on

Lights Back On: Territorial Limits in EU Cartel Damages Claims - The Court of Appeal has ruled that iiyama's 1bn EUR cartel damages claims, against the participants of the cathode ray tube ("CRT") market and liquid...more

On the financial services horizon

by DLA Piper on

A five minute roundup of upcoming cases and anticipated regulatory developments of interest to the financial services sector. Welcome to the eighth edition of our On the Financial Services Horizon newsletter – a regular...more

An Update on Brexit and (Current) Implications on Trade

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

It has been a year since Article 50 was triggered on March 29, 2017, and if no extension is given, the U.K. will leave the European Union (EU) on March 29, 2019. This means that negotiations are now at the half-way point, but...more

UK Regulators Confirm Approach to Authorization and Supervision of International Banks, Investment Firms, Insurers and CCPs Under...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Following the announcement on March 19, 2018 that a transitional period for Brexit had been agreed between the U.K. and the EU, the U.K. regulators have published statements setting out their expectations regarding firms'...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

AIFMD - Updated MoUs - ESMA updated its table of EEA regulators on 15 March with who has signed MoUs with non-EEA regulators, for the purposes of cross-border marketing of AIFs. Slovenia and Croatia are still to sign up...more

Brexit at Halfway: Pharma and Medical Devices

by WilmerHale on

The object of this Alert is to highlight some practical implications of Brexit for the supply of pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the European Union (EU) and related action items which companies should be...more

Regulation Round Up - March 2018

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

1 March - The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") published general insurance value measures data in relation to 36 insurers (including both UK and EEA firms) for the year ending 31 August 2017. The data is aimed at...more

Mergers and acquisitions: post-completion immigration actions

by Dentons on

Where an organisation has a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence to employ non-EEA workers they have a responsibility to report to the Home Office when certain events occur. Examples include where the organisation moves premises, changes...more

Migration Advisory Committee publishes interim report

by Dentons on

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), in a report published 27 March 2018, has highlighted the growing concern among employers about the potential negative impact of restricting immigration in the UK, and the increasing...more

CAT Rules on Disclosure in Peugeot S.A. and others v NSK Ltd and others

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The CAT’s specific disclosure ruling addresses the use of licensing to support anticompetitive behaviour. On 2 March 2018, the Chairman of the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) granted an application for further...more

UK Financial Conduct Authority Launches Survey for EEA Firms Operating in the UK Under Single Market Passports

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has launched a short online survey seeking information from European Economic Area firms currently operating in the UK under a passport. The information obtained will identify those firms...more

Brexit immigration update: agreement reached on the transition period

by Dentons on

On 19 March 2018 the EU and UK held a joint press conference to announce that they had reached agreement on a number of key areas of the withdrawal agreement. Most notably for employers in the UK, the length of the transition...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on Broker-Dealer, CFTC, Derivatives, Brexit and UK and EU Developments

BROKER-DEALER - SEC Proposes Transaction Fee Pilot Program On March 14, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new Rule 610T of Regulation National Market System (Reg NMS), which would create a Transaction Fee...more

An Introduction To The UK's Unexplained Wealth Orders

Law enforcement authorities in the U.K. have obtained a new instrument in their fight against crime. Starting Jan. 31, 2018, U.K. enforcement authorities can apply for court orders against individuals suspected of being...more

GDPR Compliance: 10 Steps for Global Companies

by Dechert LLP on

An immense volume of personal data (or personally identifiable information) is proliferating and flowing throughout the world. Personal data is an incredibly valuable asset to companies but data protection and privacy laws...more

Over-the-counter derivatives in South Africa

by Dentons on

The European Markets and Infrastructure Regulations (EMIR) is a body of European Union law which came into force on 16 August 2012. During the G20 Summit held in 2009 following the 2008 financial crisis, G20 leaders agreed...more

GDPR’s Most Frequently Asked Questions: Do US companies need a “registered agent” in the EEA?

by Bryan Cave on

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is arguably the most comprehensive – and complex – data privacy regulation in the world. As companies prepare for the GDPR to go into force on May 25, 2018,...more

Deadline Looms for Companies to Meet GDPR Compliance

by Harris Beach PLLC on

The European Union’s (EU) comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) replaces the long-standing Data Privacy Directive 95/46-EC (Directive), regulates the collection, processing, and transfer of an...more

Are You KID-ing New EU Rules Require Information Documents to Be Supplied to Retail Investors

by Morgan Lewis on

The EU regulation on key information documents (KIDs) for packaged retail and insurance-based products (PRIIPs) took direct effect in the European Union on 1 January 2018. This LawFlash outlines at a high level the...more

GDPR May 25th Deadline Approaching – Businesses Globally Will Feel Impact

In less than four months, the General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR" or the "Regulation") will take effect in the European Union/European Economic Area, giving individuals in the EU/EEA greater control over their...more

UK introduces new "unexplained wealth orders"

From 31 January 2018, UK enforcement authorities may apply for court orders against persons suspected of being involved in or connected to serious crime or "politically exposed persons" ("PEP") outside the European Economic...more

How FX markets are changing in 2018

With MiFID II regulations now in play, a new set of characteristics is emerging for FX markets in 2018. MiFID II rules are combining with other industry dynamics to shift the way FX markets function in 2018....more

Blog: BILA publishes Financial Markets Law Committee working group report on the Establishment of an EEA Insurer in another Member...

by Cooley LLP on

A working group (chaired by Cooley partner, David Kendall) was established by the Financial Markets Law Committee (FMLC) to examine and report on the lack of clarity surrounding the distinction between a (re)insurer providing...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - January 2018 - Issue 2

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. This issue includes details of the publication of delegated regulations under the Benchmark Regulation; a call for...more

Monthly Quota for Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship Reached for Second Time

by Morgan Lewis on

The monthly allocation for December 2017 and January 2018 has been exceeded, but those whose applications were turned down can reapply....more

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